Former Dead 60s frontman Matt McManamon has launched his solo career with a great new tune - ‘Jumpin’ The Gun’. The single is out on Friday the 15th of January. It has been fifteen plus years since the Dead 60s debut and this new track is something special. Vibrant, bouncy and full of energy it really sets the tone for McManamon’s full album, ‘Scally Folk’, which is on its way later this year.
Transatlantic indie-folk rock has arrived on the shores of South Wales and, while there are improvements to be made, TJ Roberts has set the standard for future bands through the release of 'Love, Loss, & Other Useless Things.'
UK-Canadian duo Sister Psychosis release a double A side single Beside Myself/Into Your Memory this Friday and for this band it has been a journey into realising their dreams.
Words: Alyce Ruby
Manchester band The Notion are set to release their new single ‘Crusade’ this Friday (15th January) to much anticipation. The band are made up of brothers Kyle and Dillon McCombe (vocals/guitar, lead guitar respectively), Ethan Goddard on bass and Sam Short featuring on drums. As well as ‘Crusade’ being released on all major streaming platforms the band have also put together a must see music video to accompany the release.
York band Collapse The Arcade are no strangers to BBC local radio after earning airplay on both BBC Norfolk and BBC Devon & Cornwall as well as being favourites of hometown based Jorvik Radio.
It is almost a given by now that when KOMBAT release a new single it becomes our Single Of The Week. I Don’t Want To Know is a slight departure from their angst filled rock n roll and is a more laid back dreamy number that is essentially just a guitar and vocal. It has shades of Oasis at their most melodic and carefree (Underneath The Sky, Married With Children) and the more stripped back sound here really lets the incredible vocals from singer Anoush breathe. The string of incredible songs from KOMBAT has to end at some point surely. I can’t recommend this enough.
Scotland’s latest revelation Shambolics’ calm the storm with iconic livestream
With the cancellation of pretty much every gig and festival in 2020, a lot of bands who would have put out new music and even albums have seen their development and progress put on hold. Fingers crossed that come early summer we will see the return of some kind of normality and the planned festival season goes off without a hitch and that our own all day gig in Hull on September the 26th goes off without a hitch (more info here). Below we take a look at some of the up and coming bands that are sure to be making waves in 2021.
By Paul Laird @MILDMANNEREDMAX
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New Glasgow band Audio Town have released their debut single Until The End. I think the last time I was this excited about a new band was when I discovered Kombat. The song defines the term indie anthem. It’s emotional, it’s epic, it's destined to be heard by tens of thousands of people standing in a field. If Audio Town can follow this up with something equally as good we have an incredible band on our hands. The production is a little less cooked than it should be though that adds to the charm of the song. It comes in at over six minutes and to be honest who cares, I could listen to this all day long. I just might. Stream our Single Of The Week now.